Mariah Carey and James Packer are engaged! See the massive diamond engagement ring — in photos and in video! — and get the details on the iconic diva and the billionaire Australian businessman who are all set to tie the knot.
It’s official now. After less than a year of dating, the couple is now engaged! The 46-year-old Mariah Carey and Australian billionaire James Packer will be tying the knot. The 48-year-old has suddenly been launched into celebrity fame. The longtime businessman and investor has a net worth of $4.7 billion, according to Forbes.
Quite a catch, in terms of the numbers. According to E!News, the couple just got engaged in New York City on Thursday, January 21. The celebrity news outlet reports that he proposed and presented her with the diamond engagement ring which is epic in size, and reportedly 35 carats.
The couple were out and about and paparazzi snapped away, and we got our first glimpse at the massive diamond engagement ring. TMZ was also on the scene and captured the moment as the couple left the restaurant. Mariah Carey obliged the videographer as she held out her hand for a close-up zoom.
As the pictures reveal it is an emerald cut diamond. Until we know the exact specifics — no doubt at some point we’ll hear from the jeweler, as so often is the case, if not also the couple — we’re in the midst of the speculation game.Mail Online interviewed expert jewelers who are speculating about the stone and its worth. One of them claims the retail value could be as much as $7.5 million and that the stone alone could be worth $5 million.
It’s the third marriage for Mariah Carey who was most recently married for several years to Nick Cannon, and the couple has twins together, four-year-old Moroccan and Monroe. Previously, she was married to music executive and former mentor Tommy Mottola in the 1990s. It’s also the third time around for James Packer who previously was married to He has three young children; seven-year-old Indigo, five-year-old Jackson, and three-year-old Emmanuelle.
Mariah Carey recently gushed about her now-fiance in an interview with Steve Harvey and reminisced about how they met in Aspen Colorado at the ‘Hercules’ premiere. She said at the time, “We were talking and laughing and people were getting mad at us and stuff like that. So we hit it off.”
And ever since going public with their romance last year, they’ve been seen visibly enthralled in each other’s company, and particularly so in the photos which you can see below. Mariah Carey’s not making any secret of being the recipient of an incredible stone!
You can see the photos and video of Mariah Carey and her engagement ring, and fiance James Packer below!